(The scene during the Gotham Classic – Photo by Jason Schott)
Madison Square Garden hosted two college basketball tournaments this weekend. On Saturday afternoon in the Gotham Classic, Louisville beat Memphis, and on Sunday in the Holiday Festival, St. John’s beat Iona.
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Former St. John’s Head Coach Lou Carnesecca, one of the most revered figures in the history of college basketball, has added yet another honor to his resume on Wednesday morning, as he received the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Basketball Award from the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
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The Sports Business Journal’s SBJ/SBD Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was held last week at the Crowne Plaza Times Square.
Jack Ford, the veteran journalist who played college football at Yale and is a board member of the National Football Foundation, moderated a panel with student athletes and what their college lives have been like.
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(Anton Tinnerholm – Courtesy NYCFC)
New York City Football Club has completed the signing of defender Anton Tinnerholm. A Sweden international, Tinnerholm joins NYCFC as a free agent after his contract with Malmo FF expired at the end of their 2017 season, pending receipt of P1 visa and ITC.
Tinnerholm is the reigning 2017 Allsvenskan Defender of the Year after he played a key role in helping Malmo to clinch back-to-back titles in October.
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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies
By Dick Gregory
Amistad: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory was a provocative, incisive, and comedic force to be reckoned with for over 50 years.
Gregory made his mark as a groundbreaking performer who used satire to reflect on racial issues in America, and dedicated most of his life to social activism.
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My First Coach: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads
By Gary Myers
Grand Central Publishing
Gary Myers, the NFL columnist for the New York Daily News regarded as the dean of football writers, has added to his collection of seminal works with My First Coach, examining legendary quarterbacks and their fathers.
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Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe
By Melissa de la Cruz
St. Martin’s Press
Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen’s most famous works, and bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz applies her own twist to the classic.
In Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe, the setting is Christmas and the roles are reversed, and it is Miss Darcy, who is endearing but a bit snooty, and Luke Bennett, characterized as a sexy slouch.
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Anomaly: The Rubicon
By Skip Brittenham & Brian Haberlin
The Rubicon is the much-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Anomaly, the science fiction graphic novel released in 2012.
Anomaly challenged artistic and technological limits with its simultaneous release of a glossy hardcover book, which is the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published, and a companion app that implemented Augmented Reality, or AR, to offer a unique interactive experience.
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(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)
New York City Football Club has submitted their Protected List ahead of Tuesday’s MLS Expansion Draft.
The draft will take place on Tuesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. ET and LAFC will have five picks to help build out their roster for their inaugural season.
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(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls announced their list of players available for the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft for Los Angeles FC, along with the list of players protected.
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